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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

      This Celiac.com FAQ on celiac disease will guide you to all of the basic information you will need to know about the disease, its diagnosis, testing methods, a gluten-free diet, etc.   Subscribe to Celiac.com's FREE weekly eNewsletter   What are the major symptoms of celiac disease? Celiac Disease Symptoms What testing is available for celiac disease?  Celiac Disease Screening Interpretation of Celiac Disease Blood Test Results Can I be tested even though I am eating gluten free? How long must gluten be taken for the serological tests to be meaningful? The Gluten-Free Diet 101 - A Beginner's Guide to Going Gluten-Free Is celiac inherited? Should my children be tested? Ten Facts About Celiac Disease Genetic Testing Is there a link between celiac and other autoimmune diseases? Celiac Disease Research: Associated Diseases and Disorders Is there a list of gluten foods to avoid? Unsafe Gluten-Free Food List (Unsafe Ingredients) Is there a list of gluten free foods? Safe Gluten-Free Food List (Safe Ingredients) Gluten-Free Alcoholic Beverages Distilled Spirits (Grain Alcohols) and Vinegar: Are they Gluten-Free? Where does gluten hide? Additional Things to Beware of to Maintain a 100% Gluten-Free Diet What if my doctor won't listen to me? An Open Letter to Skeptical Health Care Practitioners Gluten-Free recipes: Gluten-Free Recipes


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  1. I need to be honest

    Hi, I have been diagnosed with Celiac about 6 years ago. I did the whole change your diet, clean the cupboard, buy new pots, pans, toaster, etc. I have never been reactive to foods. it was an after thought test that lead to my diagnosis. After about two or three years, I fell off my diet. It was tough to keep up the extra expense, cooking two meals for me and my family, feeling rejected and excluded from outings and parties, and I hated every moment of it. So here I am. My ttg levels were retested. Guess what? I still have celiac disease....sigh.... I don't want it. I've been down this road before and I don't like it. My doctor is persistent that I must change permanently. I have diabetes (related to having celiac supposedly) and I am increasing my risk of stomach cancers and lymphomas. I get it. I know what I should do. It doesn't make the process easier. And so, I have to change. Adjust the family budget again. I don't enjoy most "gluten-free" alternatives. Fruit, veggies and meat are expensive and even more so when that's all your allowed to eat. I work three jobs. I don't have a lot of time to cook. Where are my quick and easy meals? I'm a picky eater as is. This is not helping. Sorry to vent. But this is where I am right now. Shedding tears and upset over this. I can't afford to do it and I can't afford to not do it.....
  2. Want To Lose Weight, What Diet Is Best?

    The primal diet sounds interesting. I have already cut out carbs from my breakfast and very low carb for my lunch. How do sauces, dressings, and marinades fit into this plan? And dairy? I love my milk. Would I have to give that up entirely? Soda, yeah, wouldn't miss it. Neither the bread or pasta. How about rice, potatoes or corn? Would love some more input on this. I am already modifying my diet to lower my carbs so it wouldn't be too far of a stretch to cut out a little more.
  3. Hi, I was diagnosed in Jan 2012 with celiac disease and then in June 2012 I learned I was diabetic. This has lead to an internal struggle like you would not believe. I did well initially on the gluten-free diet. I experiment with a few new recipes and had some fails and some success. But then with the new diabetic diagnosis just through me for a loop. I had several mishaps with gluten in the process of trying to watch my sugar and carbs. I have finally wrangled my gluten binges (I hope!) but really have to get some weight gone to aid my diabetes. Any suggestions of diet plans or guideline? I know it will be a lifelong change of habit but it is very difficult learning to cope with diet restrictions. I really am not a huge fan of gluten-free bread or pasta. Maybe managing a meal once or twice a month. So to ease my stress I dropped it from my diet. I eat a higher protein breakfast usually consisting of extra lean ham and eggs. My lunch is usually protein based too, maybe a chicken salad or bean burrito. My supper is family oriented and more difficult due to time restaints. I am trying to make meal that are done in 30 minutes or less. I would love some suggestions. Is a lower carb/higher protein diet okay? My dietician suggested I limit my carbs to 45 per meal unless I was active in which case I could increase it to 60 per meal. I am consuming less per meal but I still have my fruit and milk too. I also eat a lot of almonds and peanuts (in shell). I am not losing weight though. I started back in Jan on a gluten-free diet and up to Aug I had only gained 4 pounds. My first week on my lower carb diet I lost 5 but the following week gained back 3. So it would seem I am stable, but I need to lose at least 50 pounds. HELP!
  4. I, too, use the Heinz ketchup without any issues. I can't speak for the beans though. I have never had them. I wasn't aware that there were testing kits available to test for gluten. Interesting for those who need them For now, I am going to trust the information I receive from the companies. In Canada, there will be a new labeling law starting Aug 2012 that all gluten will have to be identified in the ingredient list or on the package. Things will be a lot easier then.